TPP will help Colorado's economy

Daily Camera
by Keith Maskus a professor of international economics at CU Boulder

My friend Ken Bonetti's recent piece in the Daily Camera, ("A deal by and for multinational corporations," April 9), suggests that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would raise serious questions about the ability of the U.S. to enforce regulations protecting the environment and meeting other public-interest goals. These are important issues needing serious consideration. Unfortunately his description of the agreement ignores numerous positive elements of the TPP. Indeed, as a state with extensive export interests, Colorado will reap important economic benefits.

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